Now that special events are starting to happen again, as a guest you may be wary of how to proceed safely at a large gathering. After all, most of us have never experienced a situation like this in our lifetime. Naturally, it makes sense to be cautious. If you are headed to an event at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we want you to feel safe and comfortable. Here are some tips for enjoying your time with us, and for staying safe during the event you are attending.
With the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, it has never been easier to protect yourself against this devastating illness. If you are at all concerned about mingling in a larger group, consider scheduling yourself to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to attending your event.
Whether you are already vaccinated or are opting not to, you may feel comfortable following the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. This includes staying 6 feet apart from others, washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask, and wearing gloves if you feel more comfortable. Even if your event doesn’t require you to take these precautions, it is your choice to do so if it makes you feel safer.
If you’re at all unsure of what safety precautions will be in place at the event you are attending, don’t be afraid to ask the host. Many special events will include masked and gloved servers, PPE/Sanitizer stations, socially distanced table arrangements, and more. Don’t feel guilty about wanting reassurance and knowing what to expect when attending an event.
Feeling under the weather? Losing your sense of taste or smell? Running a fever? You could be experiencing the beginning stages of COVID-19. For your own safety and the safety of those around you, get COVID-19 tested before attending your scheduled event.
Not sure how to approach another guest? Whether an elbow bump is all they’re comfortable with, or a hug or handshake is welcomed, ask your fellow guests what kind of contact is appropriate beforehand so they feel comfortable. A simple “can I give you a hug?” is an appropriate and friendly way to greet someone you haven’t seen in a while. If you’d prefer no contact, a smile and a polite wave are always friendly gestures.
If you don’t feel comfortable at your event, don’t feel bad about leaving early. Your safety is important, and your hosts will understand.
Remember, your host wants you to have an enjoyable time at their special event at Tribeca Rooftop + 360°, and that includes their guests feeling safe. Don’t feel guilty for empowering yourself to find out more about what precautions will be taken, or for taking your own personal precautions. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety protocols here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360°, you may also contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC for more information.